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Next looks to boost traffic to store via Amazon tie-up Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 19

At a time when retail continues to lose market share to online, UK high street retailer Next is looking to drive more traffic to its stores through a tie-up that allows Amazon customers to collect their parcels from its shops.


Amazon beats Walmart to US apparel top spot Beth Wright | 8 Mar 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has overtaken Walmart as America's most-shopped retailer for apparel, new figures show. 


Amazon scraps plans for New York headquarters Beth Wright | 15 Feb 19

E-commerce giant Amazon has ditched its plan to build a new headquarters in New York City and will instead proceed solely with the development of its new Northern Virginia facility. 


Amazon and TK Maxx again named in real fur faux pas Hannah Abdulla | 16 Nov 18

Retailers Amazon and TK Maxx have again been accused of selling clothing items containing real fur, following an investigation by a British TV programme.


Amazon expands "try before you buy" service to UK Beth Wright | 31 Oct 18

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce by rolling out its 'try before you buy' service, Prime Wardrobe, in the UK.


Investment fails to lift Amazon branded women's clothing sales Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 18

Despite significant investment by online retail giant Amazon to grow its fashion offering through the launch of a raft of private label brands, sales of women's clothing are not doing so well, new research suggests.


Amazon listed in US notorious markets submission Michelle Russell | 2 Oct 18

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has included certain Amazon marketplaces in its submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying foreign markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeits.


Amazon launches first athleisure private brand Beth Wright | 19 Sep 18

E-commerce giant Amazon continues its assault on the fashion industry, having launched its first athleisure private brand called Aurique.


Amazon continues assault on US clothing sector Michelle Russell | 14 Sep 18

Amazon looks like it could be ramping up its assault on the fashion industry after the US online behemoth filed a series of trademarks for more clothing brands.


Neiman Marcus taps Shopbop CEO to boost digital strategy Beth Wright | 26 Jun 18

As part of its efforts to accelerate the company’s digital transformation, Neiman Marcus Group has named Darcy Penick, CEO of Amazon subsidary Shopbop, as president of Bergdorf Goodman.


Amazon launches fourth private apparel brand Beth Wright | 21 Jun 18

Amazon is continuing its assault on the fashion industry, launching its fourth own-brand essentialwear line called Meraki.


Amazon launches latest US delivery initiative Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 18

Online behemoth Amazon has launched its newest last mile delivery initiative in the US, sending out another strong indicator that shoppers are increasingly gravitating towards omnichannel services.


12 of the world's most innovative fashion companies Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 18

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another six clothing specialists are seen as pioneers in the ‘Style’ category.


Gildan men's underwear available on Amazon Beth Wright | 14 Feb 18

Apparel maker Gildan Activewear is making its full assortment of men's underwear styles available on Amazon for the first time.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


Amazon patents mirror for trying on virtual clothes Beth Wright | 15 Jan 18

A new Amazon patent for a "blended reality mirror" that can be installed at home to show a person's image in a virtual outfit is yet another move that demonstrates the online retail giant is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry.


UK retailers found selling real fur labelled as fake Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 17

A number of British retailers, including TK Maxx, Boohoo and Amazon, have been found selling clothes and footwear containing real fur falsely advertised as fake fur, a new investigation has revealed.


Amazon to make move into Macy's Seattle flagship Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 17

In a somewhat ironic move, US department store retailer Macy’s is to lease out the top six floors of its flagship Seattle store to online behemoth Amazon.


Amazon acquires body-scanning start-up Hannah Abdulla | 5 Oct 17

In yet another move that suggests it is looking to bolster its position in the apparel industry, online retail giant Amazon has acquired 3D body-scanning start-up Body Labs.


Amazon taps ‘see now buy now’ with capsule collection Leonie Barrie | 19 Sep 17

The latest apparel initiative from online retail giant Amazon has embraced the "see now buy now" movement with an exclusive capsule collection available to buy straight from the catwalk – with one-hour delivery to customers in London.


Amazon mulls drone hubs on trains, ships and trucks Hannah Abdulla | 17 Aug 17

E-commerce giant Amazon is looking at getting its drones to deliver from mobile docking stations on trains and ships, a move it believes will help solve some of the challenges of using drones as a delivery method.


Amazon shoe sales far outpacing US footwear revenues Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 17

Online retailing giant Amazon has posted an 18% jump in first and second quarter footwear sales, adding to retailers' concerns that the channel is emerging as a serious industry player.


Solving tomorrow’s apparel industry problems today – Comment David Birnbaum | 2 Aug 17

Almost the entire US garment retail sector is in trouble, yet companies such as Amazon are moving ahead. Brick-and-mortar stores cannot compete with Amazon. Instead, in order to succeed they must out-Amazon, Amazon, writes David Birnbaum.


Apparel subscription services an up-and-coming opportunity Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 17

Traditional apparel retailers are facing new competition from online subscription services that send customers boxes of handpicked fashion items to choose from or offer auto-replenishment of fashion basics.


Amazon sells 200,000 dresses in Prime Day event Hannah Abdulla | 13 Jul 17

Over 200,000 dresses were sold globally on Tuesday (11 July) via Amazon's Prime Day promotional shopping event, with overall sales growth up by more than 60% over last year according to the online retailer.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Amazon eyes speedier delivery with drone patent Beth Wright | 27 Jun 17

Online behemoth Amazon could be one step closer to achieving its goal of delivering goods by drone with a new patent that would speed up delivery times.


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 23 Jun 17

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the ten worst countries in the world for working people, Amazon's new "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service, why H&M's new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer, and the US launches a review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to continue to receive benefits under AGOA.


Amazon files patent to prevent "showrooming" Michelle Russell | 22 Jun 17

A new Amazon patent designed to intercept customers who attempt to make a price comparison on their mobile devices while in-store could be detrimental to retailers and will ultimately increase friction levels, an industry observer has said.


Amazon to offer "try before you buy" service Michelle Russell | 21 Jun 17

Online behemoth Amazon is accelerating the disruption of e-commerce with a "try before you buy, and only pay for what you keep" service through its new Prime Wardrobe launch.

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